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Murder And Mayhem In Miniature: The Lurid Side Of Staffordshire Figurines

By Gerard @presurfer
Murder And Mayhem In Miniature: The Lurid Side Of Staffordshire Figurinesimage credit: Jim, the Photographer cc
For most of us, ceramic figurines conjure sentimental images straight out of children's books, tame kitsch at its worst. But once upon a time, these little sculptures had an edge.
The subjects that graced Staffordshire pottery more than 200 years ago weren't for the fainthearted: Imagine giving grandma a figurine that mocked discriminatory marriage laws or portrayed a gruesome series of animal attacks.
(thanks Hunter)

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